Avon and Somerset Police
A police informant says he was let down, now his life is in danger
Avon and Somerset Police persuaded ‘John’ to provide information about criminals he’d grown up with. One officer’s bending of police guidelines has left him living in fear.
Avon and Somerset police to be sued over botched art heist investigation
The main suspect in Britain’s longest running murder investigation is seeking damages following his acquittal over the stolen art collection of cider baron and former Tory MP Esmond Bulmer.
Part one: The axe murder suspect, Somerset Tory cider baron and botched art heist police probe
Dark Arts is a tale of private investigators, corruption, political pressure, Pakistani heroin and a mansion in the Somerset hills.
Relative of Bristol Brink's-Mat gangster jailed as part of organised crime ring
10 men including John 'Goldfinger' Palmer's son-in-law jailed for roles in extortion, drug dealing and blackmail gang.
Exclusive: Former coppers, including undercover, exposed in police data blunder
While police are fighting to protect the identities of officers during the ‘spycops’ public inquiry into undercover policing, an Avon and Somerset Police Facebook group has exposed the identities of former officers, including covert police.
National report slams police ‘digital stop and search’ following Cable investigation
Following a Bristol Cable investigation in 2017, charity Privacy International have today published a new report on the technology UK police forces are secretly using to download all the content and data from people’s phones.
Racial bias growing in stop and search
While Avon and Somerset police have reduced the total number of stop an searches, the proportion of black people compared to white people increases. Photo:...
Police remove documents following Cable investigation
But they’ve been downloaded here… “The longer the policy of denial of existence of these capabilities go on, the worse it is for police, citizens,...
Revealed: Bristol’s police and mass mobile phone surveillance
Evidence points to Avon and Somerset Constabulary and five other forces having bought devices that can spy on thousands of phones at a time...